Skip to comments.Gwyneth Paltrow's [cookbook] "It's All Good" bashed by critics
Posted on 04/08/2013 4:23:15 PM PDT by rickmichaels
Gwyneth Paltow's new cookbook has been slammed by critics who have branded the actress out of touch for featuring recipes that could cost around $300 a day to feed a family.
The Oscar winner's latest culinary guide, It's All Good, was released in the U.S. last week, but has been criticized for offering recipes which include ingredients such as duck eggs and costly Manuka honey.
One critic at Yahoo.com estimated it would cost around $300 a day to feed a family based on a selection of Paltrow's recipes, while Eater.com's Raphael Brion writes, "It's All Good is drenched in a chatty faux-populism that could only come from a rich person fearlessly boasting about her life of privilege."
The book has been labelled a "Bible of laughable Hollywood neuroticism" by Esther Zuckerman from The Atlantic Wire, and the New York Post's Hailey Eber likens the book to a "manifesto to some sort of creepy healthy-girl sorority".
The Shakespeare In Love star previously came under fire last month when she detailed her spring wardrobe essentials on her lifestyle blog Goop.com. The total price of the outfits featured came to more than $450,000.
Hey, rich people have to eat, too!
And who says you can afford the ingredients from most Food Network chefs?
I’m sure she’s a despicable liberal, but she can cook for me anytime.
HaHa! I truly appreciate that the critics are ripping this witch’s cookbook to shreds. Hopefully it will bomb in sales. For sure, I’d never buy one, just like I don’t watch her films. Yuck.
Well, I have no idea what Manuka honey is, but one of my sons has been raising ducks, and taking the excess eggs into town to sell them. So we pretty much have duck eggs whenever we want.
This is how most Hollywood stars live and act.
It is probably a great book. Nevertheless, she should fire her publicist for letting her write it.
I doubt Gwyneth Paltrow has ever paid for a single item of clothing. And I doubt she has any idea what a duck egg --let alone a gallon of milk costs. She has housekeepers who do her shopping.
LOL Couldn’t happen to a nicer snob. I wouldn’t buy it if it was the only cookbook out there.
Duck eggs are strong-tasting, we used whipped cream to scramble them with. Highly nutritious and about 1.5 the size of a jumbo chicken.
I’ll read any cookbook, even if written by a brainless blue-blood lefty.
I don’t have a single problem with this. She is selling a book. If you can’t afford it or don’t want the book. Don’t buy it. People are so jealous of celebrities and rich people. SAD!!!!
New Title “Roughing It: Eating on $300 a day”
Gwyneth Paltrow has never denied her privileged Hollywood life... and that is one thing i like about her... she is who she is... she cannot help it that her parents had success and she was the recipient of such a lifestyle... “oh, Apple—time for mac and cheese with black truffle...”
Oh please. You already bought advanced tickets to Ironman for this Summer. That movie staring Gweneth Paltrow will make a ton!
Ironman 3 will probably be a blockbuster worldwide. I’ll go out on a limb and say a worldwide of 600 million plus.
As to the cookbook, if a person likes cooking with exotic or expensive ingredients, more power to them; I do it myself from time to time. A little occasional indulgence never hurt anyone.
Much to my great pleasure, my town, Ostrava, is filled with Gwyneth Paltrow lookalikes. I first noticed this when I chatted with a young lady in a pub - she was an absolute dead ringer for Gwyneth...for about 10 seconds until she speaking Czech, I thought she WAS Gwyneth Paltrow. Happily, as she explained to me, she’s from the largest “tribe” in Moravian Silesia, and there’s lots of girls who look very much like her.
She's no Martha Stewart....
Looks like we can skip this one when it makes it to thrift store shelves.
This weekend I scored about 50 old recipe books and pamphlets mainly from the 30’s through the 60’s. Lots and lots of good stuff on rationing, cheap living and making dollars stretch. Get it while you can.
It is a strong flavored honey from New Zeeland where the bees get the nectur from the manuka tree (tea tree). It is supposed to have medicinal properties. You can buy it at Whole Foods any good health foods store or upscale food market. I’ve even seen it Ralph’s (Kroeger chain) Fresh Fair and Gelsons. It is not outrageously expensive. It is in the price range of other premium honey’s. I haven’t tried it. I usually get buckwheat honey which is another stong flavoered honey. Tea Tree oil and anything to do with it is very in.
Somewhere along the line somebody must have told her that she could cook and should share her recipes with the whole world.
Nobody has to buy it. Nobody has to use golden goose eggs or honey made of fairy farts.
Gwenyth is an anti American idiot. I can’t stand her.
I have a copy of “Make Your Own Groceries” a yard sale score.
There are cookbook I have because I think I am going to cook items in them. My very very old handed down from my mother in law BH&G is one of those and it comes down on a regular basis.
There are those that I might cook from, My "Little House", Julia Child and Alton Brown cook book are those, and then there are the ones that the chance of my cooking from them are so remote that you would need a telescope to see. This sounds like one of those, so what?
I buy them to read, sometimes I get ideas but mostly they are for fun.
Duck eggs? Shoot, they are cheap around here. I like them personally. They are larger than chicken eggs and are just as tasty. I guess they are expensive where there is strict gun and animal control.
Looked it up on Bing. Looks like a good book. Anything to make yourself more self-reliant is good. Food is critical and American tastes are finicky and foolish. If this book give economical recipes for substitutes from low-cost ingredients - I’ll need to get a copy.
I don’t know that it’s that type of book. I read a review of it recently....it contains recipes for things like morning drinks made out of pulverized greens, and some kind of horrible muffins that the reviewer said came out nasty and bitter.
This IS the idiot who doesn’t eat meat, eggs, dairy, etc., etc. I think she grazes on pasture grass, and that’s about it.
Yes, she has MILF'ed nicely.
I don’t care, she’s cute. Her food’s gotta be good. Even if it wasn’t I’d still like it.
Funny story. My best friend is a hoarder. Her hubby died and she was selling the house to move to another one so asked me to come help her clean it out. I boxed up probably 100 cookbooks, maybe more. There were 3 boxes of them. I had called Goodwill to come get a bunch of stuff after a couple of weekends of yard sales and since she had to work I volunteered to be there when they came. Last thing she told me was.......don’t you dare give them those cook books. When they came I had them load them up. She has never forgiven me. Rofl
The stupid “critics” are just jealous.
She sounds like everything the left accused Sarah Palin of being. That’s just the way liberals roll...
I found a great combination of cookbooks.
It starts with a 1940s version of the Joy of Cooking, and their most recent version. Many of the recipes changed over the years, mostly different, if not worse or better.
Importantly this is “core” cooking, to produce nutritious meals on a family budget, that are not too hard or time consuming, and use pretty standard ingredients.
Add to this some ethnic specialty cookbooks, especially Italian-French, Mexican-Hispanic, mixed Oriental, American and “health” foods, using unusual grains and exotic flavors.
From there, you make your own favorite recipes book.
OK, thanks. I might try some sometime, but I normally buy five pound jars of local Vermont honey at the Coop for a very decent price. We also have local raw honey, which I think is healthier than pasteurized, and tastes better, but it’s usually a bit expensive.
Yes. Indisputably. But people like Gwyneth are the reason God in His infinite justice and mercy gave us duct tape.
I have one of those too. No wonder women back then had to stay home--cooking those meals took a long time and was not something you could find the energy to do after a day at a job. Typical suggested Good Housekeeping menu for a weeknight family dinner: Tomato-lettuce-cuke salad with homemade dressing, homemade soup, baked chicken in cream sauce, some kind of green vegetable with a little topping or color, corn, potatoes made some interesting way, homemade biscuits, ice cream, homemade cookies, coffee and tea. WHAT THE--? I'd weigh 450 pounds if I ate that for supper every day, and it would take me half a day to put together that sort of meal.
Ah, but today we have the miracles of pressure cookers, crock pots, microwave ovens, food processors, dishwashers, and we can buy many preparation ingredients, like broths, that used to take much of the day.
Some of the cookbooks from the 1950s are pretty grotesque, featuring mostly the four food groups of flour, fat, sugar and salt.
I’m just trying to remember if my mother made that glop. I don’t think so. We did eat a lot of steaks, roasts, chops, hamburgers, and vegetables. We kids drank a lot of Coke and Kool-Aid. My mother would have a glass of red wine almost every night. We were thin.
There is now some speculation that saturated fat, like lard, may actually be better for you than vegetable oils. What gets you is combining fat with small and medium chain carbohydrates. The two together are far worse than either on their own.
Each type of honey taste different and have a different viscosity. I limit my intake of sugar in general and pretty much only use honey on buckwheat pancakes. The heavy taste of the buckwheat honey goes with the strong flavor of pancakes. I use clover honey sometimes on almonds or blue cheese. It’s much lighter.
I agree with you about the unpasturized unfiltered honey. We have a number of local honey producers in the L.A. area and our farmers markets bring in other artisan honey.
“Let’s go slumming, take me slumming
Let’s go slumming on Park Avenue”
— Irving Berlin
Isn’t she married to some hippie drummer?
Duck eggs are the best for those who love to dip their toast into the over easy set of eggs. So rich and HUGE!
Me too. These goobs who are falling all over themselves (I don’t care what she looks like) make me sick.
A hoarder wouldn’t have forgiven for getting rid of ANYTHING. Don’t sweat it.
My mom was one of the first generation feminists (she wasn’t A feminists, just worked full time) and she mastered the crockpot.
My grandmother made sure I could cook from scratch, a skill she saw many a female losing the art of.
Now I can do both. Thanks Mom and Granny.